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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Feb 1, 2006 4:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: State of Grateful dead 1995, Jerry's Autopsy

I apologize if I offended anyone, especially with my ill-advised commentary on the retrieved items. My original post was in response to speculations from the "State of the GD 1995" posts from the previous days that Jerry may have had arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome and that may have explained his musical deterioration. My real point,which I failed to adequately articulate and was somewhat buried due to my commentary on the autopsy, was that Jerry was in horrible physical shape, and I believe the whole organization was aware of it and in spite of this, continued to schedule road trips, thus sealing his fate. Jerry was, after all, the cash cow (Don't forget, Bobby is worried that he may not be able to afford to send his kids to college). The autopsy just provides solid evidence of this, i.e. how his clogged arteries were narrowed to pinpoints. As Bluedevil so aptly pointed out in his post on this subject, if there had been a retirement, or at least less shows, we may still be able to enjoy the gift of Jerry's wonderful musical innovations to this day.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-02-01 11:03:19

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-02-01 12:50:05

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-02-01 12:59:14